I love foil, but have not been very happy with the results using my laminator. Decided to give it another try a few days ago. This time I used 2-3 sheets of regular weight cardstock rather than copy paper for shims. The printed toner sheets came out nearly perfect & I had great results using Transfer Gel through a stencil.
First is the tag I made for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas. The tag is Poppystamps Tunnel Tags & the stencil is SSS Falling Snow.
I spread on the Transfer Gel & let it dry completely. Then I foiled it using the GK Sparkling Silver foil. My felt snowflake has been sitting on my table since PTI SAF.
I was actually trying to make a 3D flower using PTI Lovely Layers, but it looked like a snowflake to me. I added the blue Sparklet to the center at the time I made it. The sentiment from PTI Botanical Blocks IV was stamped in Brilliance Mediterranean Blue & I tied on a blue satin bow.
The Twofer Card Challenge theme is Wreath & if you know me, you know I love wreaths. I don't even know how many wreath stamps & dies I have--haha!
Since the cards must be for 2 different occasions, I chose Penny Black's Berry Wreath from 2011. I actually justified getting it at my LSS 6 years ago because I thought it could be used for backgrounds all year.
My birthday card began by stamping the wreath (overlapping the images), in white pigment ink on a dark pink cardstock panel. I used a very old satin embossing powder I need to use more often--so pretty.
For the Christmas card I white embossed the wreath on textured gray cardstock.
At the top is a strip of my red foiled toner printed paper & silver glitter tape.
The sentiment from 1992 was stamped on vellum in Brilliance Rocket Red. Decided embellishments weren't needed. I'm also entering Allsorts, HLS Christmas, Penny Black Creative Christmas, Retro Rubber, Stamping Sensations & Time Out.
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